In this episode, I talk to Dr. Snehal Bhatt about the use of psychedelics in the treatment of substance use disorders. Dr. Bhatt was one of the principal investigators for an exciting study demonstrating the ability of psilocybin to reduce heavy drinking in patients with alcohol use disorder. He reviews the history of psychedelic use in medicine, discusses their future therapeutic potential, and goes over the results of his psilocybin trial.
Dr. Bhatt is the Chief of Addiction Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Bhatt’s work focuses on improving access to addiction treatment in communities across New Mexico, novel pharmacological treatments for substance use disorders, and medical education.
Read Dr. Bhatt’s study at https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2795625
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